For Fr. Joseph Kelly, the road to priesthood has now spanned two decades, from an initially ‘calling’ at a very young age to the culmination of much growth, prayer, study, and sacrifice. Fr. Kelly recently shared the following in his ‘last interview’ as a transitional deacon: Read more
Deacon Kelly will minister in St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Cape Girardeau
A joyful standing-room-only crowd in St. Agnes Cathedral, Springfield, on Saturday morning, June 21, was evidence in itself of the support of family, friends, schoolmates, seminarians, religious, deacons, and priests that has been with and aided Joseph Kelly in his journey toward priesthood. Kelly was ordained to the diaconate by Bp. James V. Johnston on the feast of St. Aloysius Gonzaga before a congregation of more than 450 faithful.
“I was overwhelmed,” Kelly said, “just by the amount of people who where there.” Read more